Home remodeling projects are often seen as financial losers - their cost nearly always exceeds the increased value they add to your home. But lately, that gap has been shrinking - and in some parts of the country, projects like a bathroom or kitchen upgrade have reached the point where they can actually provide a net financial gain.
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What happens to your mortgage if you should pass away before it's paid off? While it's not a pleasant thing to contemplate, it is something you should plan for if you want the property or its equity to pass to your heirs trouble-free.
Dreams of buying an investment property or two and becoming a landlord with a steady income stream can be enticing until you get to the nitty-gritty of qualifying for a mortgage loan.
New mortgage rules meant to protect consumers from bad lending practices may have another impact - forcing home buyers to get their financial house in order.